PF100 Creosote problem " Lower Ash Pan Area"

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Jan 13, 2017
43
New Brunswick Canada
Hello Folks!

I have a problem with creosote in the lower portion of the combustion chamber with my Harman PF100 this season and last season. I've never had this before. I've been buying the same pellets " Hard Wood". The only thing that I've changed since then was my combustion fan and also the fan blades that goes on the motor.

It seems to collect more creosote when the stove iddles (reaches temperature). I do not use the auto igniter so when it reaches temperature it slowly feeds pellets to keep a pilot flame going.

Im thinking it could be combustion fan?
 

Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
957
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
Creosote happens when the stove is run on low temps consistently…run it hot once a week for an hour or so and you won’t have the problem
 

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Member
Jan 13, 2017
43
New Brunswick Canada
Creosote happens when the stove is run on low temps consistently…run it hot once a week for an hour or so and you won’t have the problem
I do run it full tilt often but it does not get hot enough. I need to take a tiger torch to burn it out. Ill take a picture and post it sometime today.
 

Former Farmer

Minister of Fire
Apr 12, 2008
632
NE Wisconsin
Are the parts that you replaced, OEM or aftermarket? If they are not OEM, I would recommend replacing them with OEM. Fan may not run at the same speed and blade design could be a little different.

Did you try a different brand of pellets for a week or more?
 

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Member
Jan 13, 2017
43
New Brunswick Canada
Are the parts that you replaced, OEM or aftermarket? If they are not OEM, I would recommend replacing them with OEM. Fan may not run at the same speed and blade design could be a little different.

Did you try a different brand of pellets for a week or more?
No the fan is not OEM cant remember if the fan blades are OEM. Never tried different pellets lately. I was thinking of changing out the fan blades with a high altitude version to make up the difference. Well i have a few things i can try out.
 

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Member
Jan 13, 2017
43
New Brunswick Canada
Are the parts that you replaced, OEM or aftermarket? If they are not OEM, I would recommend replacing them with OEM. Fan may not run at the same speed and blade design could be a little different.

Did you try a different brand of pellets for a week or more?
Few days ago i bought the high altitude fan blade. Ill try that out to see if that does the trick.
 
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